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Opening a legitimate text file on a network directory can let someone gain access to your computer. Good job Microsoft. Affects XP on up.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms11-071#section1

anorange (abanana), Tuesday, 13 September 2011 20:38 (3 years ago) Permalink

good to see everyone stoked for windows 8

Once Were Moderators (DG), Tuesday, 13 September 2011 22:25 (3 years ago) Permalink

Once Were Moderators (DG), Wednesday, 14 September 2011 12:06 (3 years ago) Permalink

"I'm sorry Dave, I can't do that"

serve soup without tasting it (snoball), Thursday, 15 September 2011 14:42 (3 years ago) Permalink

Opening a legitimate text file on a network directory can let someone gain access to your computer. Good job Microsoft. Affects XP on up.

It must be fairly rare for someone to access a file from a network directory that a hacker would have access to, unless they'd already compromised the network, I'd think.

o. nate, Thursday, 15 September 2011 21:09 (3 years ago) Permalink

7 months pass...

Amazing new features in Windows 8! Including Task Bar and Reset!

http://www.pcpro.co.uk/features/374587/30-best-features-of-windows-8

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Monday, 14 May 2012 04:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

It’s possible, for example, to download the ISO of a Linux distribution or another piece of software to the desktop, double-click to “mount” the file, and run the setup executable without having to physically burn the ISO to disc.

o brave new world that has such features in it

good men like my father, or president truman (difficult listening hour), Monday, 14 May 2012 04:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

Tapping in passwords on a tablet, even using Microsoft’s excellent soft keyboard, is hardly ideal. Picture passwords are an inventive alternative.

Select a photo from your library, make three gestures with your finger on the chosen photo – tapping each of your children in alphabetical order, for example, or swiping across three letters in a picture of fridge magnets – and that becomes your Windows login. Picture passwords can be used with both touchscreens and mouse controls.

this is like a rejected MS Bob feature. "no, that's too insecure, let's just reset the password after 5 failed attempts instead"

the acquisition and practice of music is unfavourable to the health of (abanana), Monday, 14 May 2012 20:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

tapping each of your children in alphabetical order

good men like my father, or president truman (difficult listening hour), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 01:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

Does anyone know any good 3rd part media streaming software for Windows 7? There's a PS3 in the house and I'd love to just stream my movies/tv/music folders, but I don't want to drag everything away from their custom folders into the Windows Libraries stuff. If there's a way to just add folders or shortcuts to WMP, I haven't found it.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 24 May 2012 17:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

I mean, the most customizable thing about WMP is that I can choose it to sort stuff via genre or stars or other such BS. I want to just say "This folder, D:\My Music, stream the damn thing!"

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 24 May 2012 17:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

ps3 media server works pretty well

silverfish, Thursday, 24 May 2012 18:11 (2 years ago) Permalink


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